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Performer: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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LondonProm 63: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov, Brahms
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Myung-whun Chung; Yuja Wang

BudapestStaatskapelle Dresden

Staatskapelle Dresden
Beethoven
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Christian Thielemann; Rudolf Buchbinder

DresdenLes HuguenotsNew production

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Alexander Vedernikov; Peter Konwitschny; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Venera Gimadieva; Štěpánka Pučálková

Dresden4. Aufführungsabend

Linkola, Mozart, Bizet
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Giedrė Šlekytė; Tibor Gyenge

DresdenKlassik Picknickt

Schubert, Martinů, Nicolai, Strauss II, Strauss
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Franz Welser-Möst; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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Nabucco marks a successful debut of Saioa Hernández as Abigaille

Saioa Hernández (Abigaille) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
Saioa Hernández leads a solid cast in Dresden in a somewhat disappointing new production by David Bösch.

***11
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Folk rhythms and changing times in Dresden's Bartered Bride

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Marie) and Pavol Breslik (Hans) © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah
What brought real distinction and authenticity to the evening, as so often in this house, was the outstanding playing of the Staatskapelle conducted by Tomaš Netopil. From the start of the overture with its rapidly scurrying fugato for strings and pointed phrasing from the woodwind one felt the true sense of Smetana’s Czech inflected rhythms and harmonies
***11
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
*****
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Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

If you like your Schumann symphonies the old fashioned way with lush, sonorous strings and heroic horns and brass, then Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden are for you.
***11
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Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

Andreas Schager (Siegfried) and Petra Lang (Brünnhilde) © Klaus Gigga
With a plethora of theatre seats, stools and benches it was as if Willy Decker and Wolfgang Gussman had been elected ‘Chair-men of the bored”.
***11
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